Thanks to globalization, economic and political relations both between countries and individuals are growing closer and more intense. This interaction is not only taking place in the fields of politics and business, but also in the arts, science, culture and society. Technological progress (the digital revolution), political decisions to liberalize world trade and population growth in many countries are considered the main causes of globalization. Issues surrounding globalization are global competition, shifting currency and global economic conditions, dwindling natural resources and energy, industrial societies facing new challenges and international crises (Russia/Ukraine, Syria/Iran/Turkey, Israel, BRICS) as well as demographic change. Our guest speakers have the lowdown, and are well informed, experienced and knowledgeable.